A Northern Ireland woman has become the oldest ever participant in the hit ITV series Long Lost Family. Margaret Sweeney (83), who is from Armagh but now lives in Perth, Scotland, is featured in Monday night's episode, in which hosts Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell attempt to track down the daughter she was separated from over 60 years ago. The journey to find Margaret's long-lost daughter Catherine takes the presenters as far as Brisbane in Australia. Margaret's story is one familiar to many single women of the time who grew up under the influence of a conservative Catholic background, with many forced to give up children following advice from the church. The great-great-grandmother moved to London as a teenager to escape her strict Catholic upbringing, becoming pregnant shortly after. The father of the child abandoned Margaret and, unable to return home, she was forced to seek refuge in a convent. In the show she describes her terrible experience under the care of nuns, in which … [Read more...] about Armagh pensioner tracks down daughter in ITV’s Long Lost Family
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ROCHELLE Humes has revealed it was Love Island’s Kem Cetinay that reunited her with her long-lost sister Lili Piper after 23 years apart. The television presenter met her sibling once when she was five but the two didn’t grow up together. Speaking to Giovanna Fletcher on her Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, the 30-year-old admitted it was meeting Kem at a Christmas party that got the ball rolling. She said: “I've never told anyone this before. Two years ago, I was at our management's Christmas party and Love Island's Kem was there. “He was chatting away and said, ‘I got to talk to you... as soon as I became a celeb, I promised my friend Lili that I would talk to you as she's your sister on your dad's side.’ “I knew of her and met up with her when I was five, but it was so complicated as they were a lot younger and my dad wasn't involved.” The former Saturdays singer went on to reveal that Kem asked if he could give Rochelle’s number to … [Read more...] about Rochelle Humes reunited with long-lost sister Lili after 23 years apart after Love Island’s Kem Cetinay begged for them to meet
Adopted Nicky Campbell struggled with emotions on Long Lost Family BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Nicky Campbell was adopted at four days old and has struggled with his emotions presenting an ITV show tracing the origins of abandoned children. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/adopted-nicky-campbell-struggled-with-emotions-on-long-lost-family-37829779.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37829777.ece/f12e5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_89fd6deb-6ffe-44ad-b24f-bb84fb6ddbda_1 Email Nicky Campbell was adopted at four days old and has struggled with his emotions presenting an ITV show tracing the origins of abandoned children. The broadcaster has traced his own roots to Ireland and the IRA after wondering about his background before adoption, and says he has suffered a sense of rejection throughout his life. Working on the ITV special Long Last family: Born Without A Trace, Campbell has been pained to follow the stories of … [Read more...] about Adopted Nicky Campbell struggled with emotions on Long Lost Family
DAVINA McCall is TV royalty after fronting some of the nation's biggest programmes - most famously Big Brother. She has split from her husband of 18 years but returned to TV earlier this year with Long Lost Family... Who is Davina McCall? Davina is a 51-year-old TV presenter and personality who shot to fame in the 90s thanks to her work with MTV. She was born October 16, 1967, in Wimbledon. Davina was raised by her grandparents after her parents split at the age of three, before moving in with her dad as a teen. She married Andrew Leggett in 1997 and divorced him in 1999. She went on to wed Matthew Robertson in 2000. The star first became a presenter in 1992, and in the 25 years that have passed, she has hosted a number of successful TV shows - most notably Big Brother while it was on Channel 4. Other shows of note include Streetmate - which has since been rebooted with Scarlett Moffatt - Million Pound Drop, Long Lost Family and The Jump. She is also a frequent supporter … [Read more...] about How old is Davina McCall, what is the Long Lost Family host’s net worth and has she divorced her husband Matthew Robertson?
THE tear-jerking show that inspires us to chase our goals is returning to screens. Here's all you need to know about This Time Next Year including when it's on TV and how it works. When is This Time Next Year on ITV? This Time Next Year's brand new series will kick off TONIGHT on ITV. It will start at 8 pm and last an hour. The episode will be a weight-loss special and feature people who are ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle. This is the programmes' third season to date. How does Davina McCall try to help the public? The show sees Davina McCall challenge members of the public to set a life-changing goal. The individuals are then given 12 months to achieve their targets. From weight loss and charity to finding a long-lost family member and adopting a new hobby, nothing is out of bounds. Exactly a year later, the individuals are invited to come back on the show and reveal if they have achieved their goals. ExclusiveJACK'S COKE SHAME Jack Fincham blames Love Island success for … [Read more...] about When is This Time Next Year on ITV and how does Davina McCall try to help the public?